Edward B. Overton is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of environmental Sciences, School of Coast and the Environment at LSU
He received his B.S.(1965) and Ph.D.(1970) degrees from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
His research interests include understanding the fates and distributions of hydrocarbons following an oil spill, the environmental chemistry of hazardous chemicals, and the detection of environmental pollutants at the site of sample collection.
Dr. Overton held the Clairborne Chair in Environmental Toxicology and Air Quality prior to his retirement, and was honored as a LSU Distinguished Faculty in 2008, and was the 1996 Louisiana Technologist of the Year
He is married to Susan J. Overton (formerly Susan C. Jones)
They have two children: a son Tommy Overton LSU 2006, and a daughter Jennifer LSU 2008
Is the display of Civil War statues in public justified or do they belong only in museums?
What strategies did each of the major candidates use during the Governor's race?
Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?
Who are the winners and losers in Louisiana’s budget battle?
What challenges do our returning veterans face?
How is Louisiana tackling this serious addiction epidemic?
How serious of a problem is the shortage of public defenders in Louisiana?
How will the lives of those who now have access to health care change?»»» View all Topics!